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Santa Cruz Art Galleries and Live Theater

Santa Cruz Arts & Entertainment

Our guide to Santa Cruz Arts provide the vacation traveler with valuable information on local galleries and live theater.

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Art Galleries

The Capitola Arts Commission

Esplande Pk., Capitola Village, CA  (831) 475.7300

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County

7960 Soquel Drive, Aptos  (831) 476-2313

L. H. Selman Ltd. Glass Gallery

23 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, CA     (831) 427-1177  

The gallery is dedicated to Glass Art, specializing in Antique and Modern Paperweights, sculptures and vessels, goblets and glassware, murrine, marbles, and glass jewelry.  For over 40 years they have been providing assistance to collectors world wide.

Mary Porter-Sesnon Art Gallery

D-222 Porter College, UCSC  (831) 459-3606

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA    (831) 429-1964

The Museum of Art & History is a non-profit educational institution that promotes a greater understanding of contemporary art and the history of Santa Cruz County, through its exhibitions, collections, and programs, for the benefit of residents and visitors to Santa Cruz County.

Santa Cruz Open Studios

7960 Soquel Drive, Aptos  (831) 476-2313

Pajaro Valley Arts Council

37 Sudden, Watsonville  (831) 722-3062

The Santa Cruz Art Center

1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz  (831) 429-8234

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

9341 Mill, Boulder Creek (831) 336-3513

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

University of California 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (831) 459-2121

Live Theater & Entertainment

Cabrillo Music Festival

104 Walnut Avenue, Suite 206 • Santa Cruz, CA   831.426-6966

The Capitola Arts Commission

Esplande Pk., Capitola Village, CA  (831) 475.7300

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz

7960 Soquel Drive, Aptos   (831) 476-2313

The Santa Cruz Art Center

1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz  (831) 429-8234

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

9341 Mill, Boulder Creek (831) 336-3513

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

University of California 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (831) 459-2121

Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a professional repertory company in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Our Festival was founded in 1981 and continues to be held annually each summer at UC Santa Cruz. Plays are held indoors on the UCSC Theatre Arts Main stage and outdoors among the redwoods in the Festival Glen. Bringing in professional actors, directors and designers from throughout the country, the Company's season runs from mid-July through August and features four plays presented in repertory. Hailed by USA Today as “one of the nation’s top ten most influential” Shakespeare companies, SSC interprets the works of William Shakespeare through a contemporary lens and introduces our audiences to the newer work of American playwrights.

 

 

 

What’s on Tap

Events

Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Open Studios Art Tour – Weekends during Oct. 2016

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 9, 2016  10am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 9, 2016

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2016

Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2016

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.

 

Attractions

Top Santa Cruz Attractions:

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.

 

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.